verb (used with object)
to place between; cause to intervene: to interpose an opaque body between a light and the eye.
to put (a barrier, obstacle, etc.) between or in the way of.
to put in (a remark, question, etc.) in the midst of a conversation, discourse, or the like.
to bring (influence, action, etc.) to bear
between parties, or on behalf of a party or person.
verb (used without object)
to come between other things; assume an intervening position or relation.
to step in between parties at variance; mediate.
to put in or make a remark by way of interruption.
Origin: 1590–1600; Related forms
< Middle French interposer.
1. introduce, insert, insinuate, inject. 3, 7. interject. 6. intervene, intercede.